Private Equity and Funds

We have been advising private equity investors since the establishment of this firm, and we are proud of our record of success in this area.

We provide advice for the full life cycle of an investment or portfolio company.  Our lawyers represent private equity and venture capital houses through their growth cycle, including fund formation; new money or private equity investments; financings; initial public offerings, as well as in mergers, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, or trade sale exits.

We advise on setting up and running private equity funds.  Our lawyers act for both authorised and unregulated funds (established in the UK and overseas in all the main offshore and onshore locations: the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Ireland and Luxembourg) and for their managers/investment managers and investment and financial advisers.

Our teams combine regulatory, corporate and tax specialists, which means we provide a holistic approach to prospective and established funds. We are also able to assist in and manage the application process for the authorisation of an investment manager/adviser setting up in the UK.  We are able to lead and co-ordinate the process of establishment of the fund and to anticipate and advise on the regulatory, transactional and financing aspects that may affect the fund during its lifetime.

We can deliver a full range of legal services specifically tailored to meet the needs of start-up businesses.  They represent emerging companies in early, middle, and later stage venture capital investments, general corporate matters and exit transfers.  We continue to serve clients originally sponsored by private equity or venture capital funds through and beyond the IPO stage, as public entities, and in “going private” transactions, as well as in connection with M&A activity.

Within the private equity field, we specialise in advising media and internet companies.

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Padva, Haslam - Jones & Partners LLP
Hamilton House
1 Temple Avenue 
London  EC4Y 0HA
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